Youth programs come alive at St. Andrew’s U.M.C. 

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 Questions regarding YOUTH: Contact Debra Arce, Youth Ministry Coordinator @ darce@saumcfindlay.org

 

EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION FORM

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2017 ASP trip dates:

We leave Saturday, July 8 and return Saturday, July 15.

Anyone who has completed 8th grade by this summer can participate. There is no upper age limit, so if you know grandparents who would like to join us, please encourage them to talk with me!

For just one week we have the opportunity immerse ourselves in the experience of living without the conveniences that we all enjoy and take for granted. That means we sleep on cots and/or air mattresses, we use showers that are often built outside, and we eat food that has been prepared either by us (for lunch) or by our amazing cooks for breakfast and dinner. There will be about 75-80 volunteers staying at our center, so we all have chores to do throughout the week. This is not a stay in a hotel with other people serving our wants. This is our opportunity to serve others and move outside of our comfort zones.

 The actual cost to send a volunteer on the ASP trip is $500, but because of the generosity of our St. Andrew’s church family, we are able to reduce that cost to $100/youth or college student, $200/adult with a $500 family maximum. If $100 or $200 is still too great of a financial strain, please let me know, as we have scholarships available.

 While on the trip, our team will work in crews of 5-6 people all week to make homes warmer, safer and drier. Jobs will involve varying degrees of construction, from building to painting. We will have the opportunity to participate in programs each evening that will teach us about the culture of Appalachia, the culture of the county where we’ll be staying and the faith journeys of our staff.

 Each center is staffed by 4-5 college students who are in charge. They are trained by ASP, and they do an excellent job of running things for the summer.

 We will not know for a few months where we will be – either West Virginia or Kentucky. We just need to be patient.

 Please let me know if you have any other questions. We have already had 2 meetings, and our next meeting is in March, so we really need to get you on board if you’d like to join our team.

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Go FISH! Annual Lakeside Retreat

Annual Go FISH! Lakeside Retreat – anyone completing 8th grade and older

  • Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18
  • INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!!
  • Cost: $75
  • We will spend time connecting with God and one another. We’ll offer a few service hours helping to set up for the Lakeside camps. We’ll eat Sloopy’s pizza and great meals prepared by our youth! And we’ll play – a lot! Still working on details about what our “extra adventure” might be.
  • Signup by e-mailing me by May 15 and get check to church made out to St. Andrew’s UMC with Lakeside Retreat in the memo.

 Lakeside for Sr. High Youth – open to any youth/young person who has completed 8th grade and older

  • June 18 – 24.  This year’s theme is “Lost & Found”, and our guiding scripture is Luke 15:6closeLuke 15:6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ (ESV) closeLuke 15:6closeLuke 15:6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ (ESV) And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ (ESV) – “Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.”
  • We’ll have praise and worship with the House Band led by Mike Hurst, rock the house for Jesus with Pastor Todd O’Neal and learn from our Impact Speaker Charlie Alcock!! We also have some awesome evenin
  • You can plan on late night devotions, an attempt at the volleyball tourney, plenty of good food for our “4th meal”, Sloopy’s pizza and one AMAZING TIME!!!!
  • Anyone currently in college will be a CIT (Counselor in Training)
  • Cost is $390 for non St. Andrew’s youth/young adults and $215 for St. Andrew’s youth/young adults (church will pay the balance). Cost includes private housing for the week, meals, programs,  t-shirt, gate pass. Make checks payable to St. Andrew’s UMC NOT to Lakeside. Cost too high? LET ME KNOW. . . WE HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!!!

NEW THIS YEAR. . . PLEASE GO ON-LINE TO WWW.LAKESIDEFORYOUTH.COM  AND REGISTER YOURSELF for the week, as well as sign up NOW for Interest Groups!!! Please be sure to list me as your Youth Director and my contact info: darce@saumcfindlay.org, 419-306-9604. Also, our address while at camp will be 175 Lynn.  REGISTER ASAP AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!!

 Lakeside for Jr. High Youth – open to any youth currently in grades 5-7, as well as youth/young persons in 10th grade or older (see details below)

  • July 3-7 (We get to watch Lakeside fireworks – they’re awesome!!!!)
  • This year’s them is the same as for Sr. High Camp.  We’ll have praise and worship with the House Band led by Shane Hollar, rock the house for Jesus with Pastor Todd O’Neal, and our Impact Speaker is Jamie Hudgens who is a Lakeside Lifer from many years ago!!!!!
  • We’ll spend time playing and praying and learning and growing and getting to know Christ and one another, and helping our CIT’s (Counselors in Training) do CRAZY things to raise money for missions!
  • Anyone currently in 10th grade or older who attends Sr. High Lakeside this year (or attended last year) can serve as a CIT for the week.
  • Cost is $270 for non St. Andrew’s youth/young adults and $140 for St. Andrew’s youth/young adults (church will pay the balance). Cost for CIT’s who attend Sr. High camp is $25. Costs includes housing in Wo-Ho-Mis for the week, meals for the week, t-shirt, gate pass.  Cost too high? LET ME KNOW. . .  WE HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!!!

NEW THIS YEAR. . . PLEASE GO ON-LINE TO WWW.LAKESIDEFORYOUTH.COM AND REGISTER YOURSELF for the week NOW!!! Please be sure to list me as your Youth Director and my contact info: darce@saumcfindlay.org, 419-306-9604. All housing for Jr. High is Camp Housing.   REGISTER ASAP AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!!

 SOOOOOO . . . here’s what I need from you:

  • Completed Registrations on-line (Not able to do that? Contact me, and we’ll do it together) and the attached Lakeside for Youth Emergency Medical Form (IF you are going to camp). Register ASAP and get the completed medical form to me by May 15 – this confirms that YOU ARE IN for Lakeside!!!
    • Sr. High – our Lakeside address is 175 Lynn
  • Deposit  – pay half the cost now to reserve your spot.  Make checks payable to St. Andrew’s UMC – NOT to Lakeside.

 E-mail, call or text me if you have questions.

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